Wassup Wit Dat!

Survey Says....

August 19th, 2008

All this talk about gas, transit and back to school traffic (starts next week so watch out!) made me ponder a bit.  I wanted to hold an informal WWD! survey... a game of sorts (for you MLC & O&E fanatics). I'll tally up the numbers hopefully at the end of the night and adjust accordingly for any later posts.

What I wanted to find out is this (and I'm sure it'll morph into some other added info):

  • Numbah of licensed drivers in da house
  • Numbah of vehicles owned (running and using - not da kine junkalunka kine sitting in da yard)
  • Wat kine you get? Car, truck, SUV?
  • If you have multiple vehicles, is more than one out on da road? (Eh, no cast judgement if all five on da road ok? Maybe they work different kine places or gotta do something aftah das why.)
  • How much (total) do you spend on gas weekly?

If you like add any oddah info, no shame geev' um.

And if you tink too personal, no need answer.

The City and County has done a current and projected traffic study (useless fact tidbit: dat's da two black tubes stretching across da road and everytime a car runs ovah it, da tally is added to da clicker in a box on da side in case you evah wondered wat da rubbah thing on da road was) and it doesn't look good but if gas prices get worse, who knows if it'll hold true.

Before we begin, I recall on a newscast a day or two ago dat recent car owners are now spending mo' on gas den their monthly car payments....

Wassap Wit Dat!

Survey says....

2 licensed drivers
3 vehicles: car, truck, motorcycle
Motorcycle to/from work. Car sometimes if Da Wife schedule changes or if rain. Truck on weekends.
Gas: Car - about $50
Truck - about $75
Motorcycle - about $20

 

DA PIDGIN WORD OF DA DAY! -
(as quoted from Da Kine Dictionary & Pidgin To Da Max… wit a Braddah Lance twist)

JUNKALUNKAH
(junk ah LUNK ah)

Haole Translation: Old, beat up vehicle - not in very good condition

Usual characteristics: broken something (window, door, etc), banged up, dented body or bumper, rust... but she still run and that's all that matters.

Use: describing one ole' buss' up car

Sentence: “Brah, cause you no take kea yo' car, came au' junkalunkah li'dat.”

Sentence: “Ho, shame you going take yo' date in your junkalunkah-mobile.”

69 Responses to “Survey Says....”

  1. B:

    3 licensed drivers
    1-car
    1- truck
    both used daily m-fri.( weekend depends, but at least 1 go out)
    car=$30-$35
    truck=$42
    how come the gas price take so long for come down? the mainland side stay down. wen was going up we wen follow the mainland daily but now stay down and get excuses.WWD!


  2. Ocean Lover (I tell you the buggahs are CROOKS!):

    B: "how come the gas price take so long for come down? the mainland side stay down. wen was going up we wen follow the mainland daily but now stay down and get excuses.WWD!"

    I agree. When the gas price goes up on the mainland, Hawaii's gas prices IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS. Then when it goes down they give this lame excuse that "we selling the HIGHER PRICED GAS STILL IN OUR TANKS".

    What? They tink we STOOPID or what?

    OL


  3. Braddah Lance:

    bamboohouse808:
    Dat means everybody stay all stuck behind me. nah nah nah. I cannot tink like dat. I going bachi myself. Only good vibes. Only good vibes.

    You nevah finish da rest of your sentence. 'Only good vibes aftah da merge, only good vibes aftah da merge...' 😆
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    hanapaa:
    ...I had to give up my stringa to one keiki tigah, only 10 footer.

    Manini dat kine! Jus' joke. Nevah any fun wen you see da kahuna's of da sea. Had one time da tiger was circling us as we was swimming back up to da boat... and I had da cage wit all da fish! 😯
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    EMM386:
    I live almost exactly 1 mile from work, so I just walk to and from every day.

    Ho you frickin' lucky guy! Must be nice. btw, long time no post eh? 😉
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    Kelli:
    Don’t need to be scoring anyone with anything. LOL.

    Dang. So you don't want to be da second contestant on WWD! Bachleorette? 😉

    Oh yeah, Happy Belated Birthday!
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    rn2b:
    however we mostly use the truck for work/carpooling the kids

    Jus' had an idea on how to save gas... make da kids push da truck!
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    B:
    how come the gas price take so long for come down? the mainland side stay down. wen was going up we wen follow the mainland daily but now stay down and get excuses.WWD!

    Oh no get started on dat......
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    Ocean Lover (I tell you the buggahs are CROOKS!):
    B: “how come the gas price take so long for come down? the mainland side stay down. wen was going up we wen follow the mainland daily but now stay down and get excuses.WWD!”

    I agree. When the gas price goes up on the mainland, Hawaii’s gas prices IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS. Then when it goes down they give this lame excuse that “we selling the HIGHER PRICED GAS STILL IN OUR TANKS”.

    Too late.


  4. Scott:

    They know they can take advantage of us, and we're used to shrugging our shoulders and saying "it's the price of paradise". Oh, I noticed the old Local Motion store on Kalakaua is now going to be an Ing. financial branch. Isn't that symbolic of Oahu currently? Well, somebody's gotta fund the huge mortgages of all the people occupying the news condos in Waikiki and Kaka'ako, if they ain't just paying cash to move here.


  5. NKHEA:

    Ho man I go work fo little while now I stay lost 😯 mo betta no go work an jus stay home and post 😆

    BL wat company car count to since I own the company? Let me know fast befo I go sleep, I like post somting today.


  6. Braddah Lance:

    NKHEA:
    BL wat company car count to since I own the company? Let me know fast befo I go sleep, I like post somting today.

    Surah da buggah count - it's on da road and you use 'em! Eh, but how come you goin' sleep already? No fair eh? Good your hours - dang, and I was going work fo' you too eh? 😉


  7. anklebiters:

    BL:

    Can't beat a vette for being a babe magnet...check this video out 🙂 😆

    http://vettetube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=200c36f7cd9dfd0e5dea

    8 mpg only if I drop both windows, take the glass top off (in 100+ temps!!), and make like the rice burners running around here....so they can listen to their coffee can size exhaust go BBBWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAA WAAAAAAAAAAAA as they take off from the lights. They must really love the sound of their exhaust to have their windows open in this heat 🙂

    Gas is $3.59 here for reg.....


  8. hanapaa:

    @anklebiters: Ooooohhhh! Vette! Was my dream car for many years! Oh well, maybe if gas prices get real....

    Unreal MPG! Wat, da buggah get the variable cylinder kine engine? Can go from 8 cylinders to 6, to 4 depending on the need for speed?

    Ha ha! You get dos rice rockets too! I tink they pull the A/C out wen dey put in NO2 (nitrous oxide). Eh, dey do dat running in da pack ting and block all da lanes going jackass speed ova dea too?


  9. NKHEA:

    4 drivers= 7 vehicles
    daughter= toyota celica
    son=toyota celica and toyota tacoma
    wife aka the boss aka the shoguness=bmw 323 wat u expect fo da boss
    me= 3 trucks= 2 tacomas 1 full size chevy
    gas don't ask - $400-$500 a month 😯 😥 sometimes more, depends were job located 😮

    BL- you snooze you lose, I only ask once, see you would have had one of the trucks for work wit da free gas 🙂 😉


  10. J.P.K.:

    good to see someone with more vehicles than us ... living with relatives too:

    6 licensed drivers
    5 cars (toyota family ... '00 camry, '02 sienna, '03 corolla, '06 camry, '07 rav4)
    4 cars go out on a daily basis
    i got the grandpa car ('06 camry), mileage is ok only.
    I spend about $100/month for gas. live in town and work in town too ... how's that one?

    and speaking of gas ... a gas station near my house actually dropped their prices about a week a half ago. $4.29 for regular gas. couldn't believe it when i saw it.


  11. masas808:

    4 licensed drivers
    1 toyo trk, 3 cars - all 4 used daily
    185.00 per week


  12. shoyu burner:

    Just like Good Beer, 5 million for gas. But luckily, my wife mademe one million today, befo' I was married I use to be billionaire.................


  13. LJ:

    2 licensed drivers
    3 vehicles: 2 cars (sentra & matrix), 1 motorcycle - cars used daily since very different work schedules
    for my car, i've been about spending $40/week on gas


  14. Kelli:

    Braddah Lance: No, thank you to the bachelorette and thank you for the bday shout out. I'm a busy girl this semester! I'll blog about that later.


  15. GA Bows:

    I know dis late but. . .

    2 drivers
    1 car - Nissan Sentra (da wife and i work same place and time. . . daycare is on the way to work)
    40 bucks every 10-14 days.


  16. anklebiters:

    hanapaa:

    Nope...just a 'regular' 8 cyl. 6th gear really helps on the highway...1500 rpm@75mph.

    Probably getting 8 mpg doing this....avg 140+ for 80+ miles....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beLbamNrnyM&


  17. MMM:

    sorry, kinda late:

    2 drivers
    3 vehicle - 2 SUVS, 1 sports car
    2 on the road at a time
    $175 in gas a week


  18. calwillnol:

    2 drivers
    1 vehicle--toyota hybrid Prius
    rarely on road, usually walk or take bus
    $10.00/week Our Prius gets 45 mpg.


  19. calwillnol:

    Takabu...you drink before you drive home? Tell me where youi are going so I can stay out of your way! Stupid to drink and drive.


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